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Building Brand Kurdistan: Helly Luv, The Gender Of Nationhood, And The War On Terror, Nicholas S. Glastonbury 2018 CUNY Graduate Center

Building Brand Kurdistan: Helly Luv, The Gender Of Nationhood, And The War On Terror, Nicholas S. Glastonbury

Publications and Research

In the early 2000s, the Kurdistan Regional Government hired a US-based firm to begin a public relations campaign called “The Other Iraq.” Since that time, it has worked with a number of PR and lobbying firms to build a cultural, political, and financial apparatus that I refer to as Brand Kurdistan. This apparatus aims to prove to Western audiencesthat the Kurds are a liberal exception in an illiberal Middle East, and to build prospects of KRG’s eventual national independence. This article explores the connections between Brand Kurdistan and the gendering of Kurdish nationalism, focusing particularly on Kurdish pop diva ...


Why Do I Act For Work?, Carlos Alberto Iruegas 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Why Do I Act For Work?, Carlos Alberto Iruegas

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis consists of my statement of artistry, and documentation of artistic materials and thesis related performances. From both West of Why by John Walch, and Will Act for Work by Charlie Rodriguez


St. Louis To Arizona: What Tom Wingfield Taught Me About Playing Myself, Christopher Scott Tennison 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

St. Louis To Arizona: What Tom Wingfield Taught Me About Playing Myself, Christopher Scott Tennison

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis consists of my statement of artistry/teaching philosophy, and documentation of artistic materials and thesis related performances.


Gestures Of Creative Recovery For The Egocentric Actor Through Performance In Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good., Ross Joel Shenker 2018 University of Louisville

Gestures Of Creative Recovery For The Egocentric Actor Through Performance In Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good., Ross Joel Shenker

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This document serves as a travelogue for the creation of two roles for the U of L Fall 2017 Production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good. At odds throughout the process were intellect and vulnerability. In an attempt to find openness with my primary scene partner, I tried a variety of techniques including, but not limited to: Konstantin Stanislavski’s “Bits and Tasks”; Michael Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture”; Carl Jung’s theories on Archetype; F.M. Alexander’s notions of “Inhibition” and “Nondoing” as expounded upon by Betsy Polatin; and Julia Cameron’s “Morning Pages.” My original goal ...


Costume Design For Adam Rapp’S The Metal Children At The University Of Arkansas, Melissa Janet Hall 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Costume Design For Adam Rapp’S The Metal Children At The University Of Arkansas, Melissa Janet Hall

Theses and Dissertations

The following thesis explains the process utilized to create and implement the costume design for the production of The Metal Children produced at the University of Arkansas University Theatre in the Fall of 2016. Throughout this thesis I will illustrate how the costumes went from initial research ideas to sketches and colored renderings and finally to finished three-dimensional costumes. The design process detailed here includes an analysis of the play, inspiration collage, portrait gallery, research, renderings, production images and an evaluation of the overall process.


Beside Myself, Grant Hockenbrough 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Beside Myself, Grant Hockenbrough

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis consists of my statement of artistry, and documentation of artistic materials and thesis related performances.


Wait, She's Alive?! Playing Characters Based On Real, Living People, Courtney Jensen 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Wait, She's Alive?! Playing Characters Based On Real, Living People, Courtney Jensen

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is for the performance of Sara Jane Moore in Assassins and for development, contributions, and performance of a new play written for our graduating class, A Hamlet: West of Why. This thesis also consists of my statement of artistry, documentation of artistic materials, and thesis related performance materials.


Name It, Speak It, Act It, Laura Kelly 2018 University of Wyoming

Name It, Speak It, Act It, Laura Kelly

Honors Theses AY 17/18

This creative project is a dance performance piece I have choreographed to challenge the mindsets surrounding racism and white privilege, specifically the mindsets around these topics in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. My experiences studying school and dance on the east coast last year leads me to believe that many people in this region don’t think that racism is still a big issue in the United States. This is a dangerous mindset which can result in inadvertent racism. Dance is a powerful method of communication. Nonverbal communication is a significant way to reach a wide range ...


The Effect Of Dancers’ Clothing On Perception Of Performance Ability, Mariah Brewer 2018 University of Wyoming

The Effect Of Dancers’ Clothing On Perception Of Performance Ability, Mariah Brewer

Honors Theses AY 17/18

The Effect of Dancers’ Clothing on Perception of Performance Ability

Mariah Brewer, Jennifer Deckert

Department of Theatre and Dance

University of Wyoming

Oral and Poster Presentation

Honors Program Rapid City, South Dakota

Dancers spend several hours a day training in studios where mirrors are present. Observations in the mirror serve as feedback for establishing line, unison, and clarity, and may also impact their perceived performance. As such, clothing may also influence perception of performance ability. This study explores clothing as a potential contributing factor to a dancer’s perceived self-confidence and performance ability while executing movement.

This descriptive research study ...


Episode 12: All Things In Murderation, Tanner Elrod 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 12: All Things In Murderation, Tanner Elrod

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Shake My Hand, Karenna R. Versalovic, Whitney Bagley, Linwan Lewis, Sarah Hoffman, Vernae Gallaread, John Hammond, William Bernick, Clifford Phillips 2018 University of San Francisco

Shake My Hand, Karenna R. Versalovic, Whitney Bagley, Linwan Lewis, Sarah Hoffman, Vernae Gallaread, John Hammond, William Bernick, Clifford Phillips

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

The purpose of this project is to explore the inevitable intertwining of the worlds of dance and disability. It investigates what can happen when a group of people of all abilities use movement as a source of connection. This project was based on a nine minute dance piece created over a seven month period with rehearsals once a week for three hours sessions. The final piece consisted of seven dancers, five of whom had intellectual and developmental disabilities. The performance utilized improvisation, discussions, choreography, and contact work as tools for the creative process. The intent of the piece was to ...


Episode 11: Blunt Force Drama, Michael Painter 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 11: Blunt Force Drama, Michael Painter

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 10: He's Come Undone, Kristen Daly 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 10: He's Come Undone, Kristen Daly

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, sophia hill 2018 Macalester College

How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill

Art and Art History Honors Projects

“How to be the Perfect Asian Wife” critiques exploitative power systems that assault female bodies of color in intersectional ways. This work explores strategies of healing and resistance through inserting one’s own narrative of flourishing rather than surviving, while reflecting violent realities. Three large drawings mimic pervasive advertisement language and presentation reflecting the oppressive strategies used to contain women of color. Created with charcoal, watercolor, and ink, these 'advertisements' contrast with an interactive rice bag filled with comics of my everyday experiences. These documentations compel viewers to reflect on their own participation in systems of power.


Episode 09: Killer Heels, Rachel Collinsworth 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 09: Killer Heels, Rachel Collinsworth

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 08: Ghost In The Rearview Mirror, Kate Devantier 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 08: Ghost In The Rearview Mirror, Kate Devantier

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 07: Flirting Under The Influence, Binglin Wu 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 07: Flirting Under The Influence, Binglin Wu

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 06: Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Ginned, Austin Williamson 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 06: Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Ginned, Austin Williamson

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 05: Who's To Blame, Laylah Funk 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 05: Who's To Blame, Laylah Funk

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 04: Fresh Blood, Elizabeth Kyle 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 04: Fresh Blood, Elizabeth Kyle

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


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